Butch Harmon: Fairways and Greens

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Lesson 1: Driving

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Lesson 1: Driving
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OVERVIEW

Hitting a good drive not only sets you up to score, it creates an emotional boost that lifts your entire game. Poor driving, on the other hand, makes golf a struggle. In this video, Butch Harmon takes you through the basics of becoming a more powerful, more accurate driver.

SWING THOUGHTS

With the driver, play the ball in line with your shirt logo
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Posture with the driver: weight middle, knees flexed, rear end out, chin up
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Make a wide takeaway, your weight shifting to the instep of your back foot
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On tee shots, focus more on making a full turn than a long swing
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On the downswing, shift to your front side and rotate through
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To swing in balance, try to hold your finish until the ball lands
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Widen out your back foot to make a bigger move behind the ball
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For more speed at impact, be more deliberate swinging to the top
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Play your natural shot shape whenever possible
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Lesson 2: Tough Drives
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  • How tour pros pick a target
  • What to do with trouble right
  • Fixing the pull and the hook
  • Beating pressure on tee shots

Butch Harmon: Fairways and Greens

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Lesson 1: Driving
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Lesson 2: Tough Drives
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Lesson 3: Approach Shots
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Lesson 4: Tough Approaches
Butch Harmon: Fairways and GreensINDEX
Lesson 1: Driving
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Lesson 1: Driving
  • The keys to consistent driving
  • How to boost your swing speed
  • Simple tips for hitting fairways
  • Finding your personal rhythm
Lesson 2: Tough Drives
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Lesson 2: Tough Drives
  • How tour pros pick a target
  • What to do with trouble right
  • Fixing the pull and the hook
  • Beating pressure on tee shots
Lesson 3: Approach Shots
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Lesson 3: Approach Shots
  • Swing fundamentals with the irons
  • The nuances of club selection
  • Learn Jack Nicklaus’ setup key
  • A simple user guide for hybrids
Lesson 4: Tough Approaches
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Lesson 4: Tough Approaches
  • Keys for uphill and downhill shots
  • How to play from sideslopes
  • Improving contact from the rough
  • How to head off bad misses